A making up of imaginary happenings; feigning.
Anything made up or imagined, as a statement, story, etc.
Something accepted as fact for the sake of convenience, although not necessarily true.
A verbal contrivance that is in some sense inaccurate but that accomplishes a purpose, as in the treatment of husband and wife as one person or a corporation as an entity.
Fiction is defined as something that is not true.
An example of fiction is a book that is not based on a true story.
An example of fiction is a lie that you were told.
An example of fiction is a false belief.
The butler’s account of the crime was pure fiction.
Origin of fiction
From Old French ficcion (“dissimulation, ruse, invention”), from Latin fictionem, accusative of fictio (“a making, fashioning, a feigning, a rhetorical or legal fiction”), from fingere (“to form, mold, shape, devise, feign”).